Hit By Drunk Driver

Hit By Drunk Driver

Drunk driving accidents are preventable and senseless. Furthermore, driving drunk IS against the law. If a loved one was injured or killed when hit by a drunk driver, you need legal representation to maximize your compensation.

The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys with Chionuma Law Firm, LLC have recovered millions for innocent victims of drunk drivers. For a free case review, call (816) 421-5544 or 800-923-8216 (toll free) or submit our contact form.

Drunk Driving Accidents

All too frequently, drunk driving accidents cause serious personal injury and death. The Missouri House Bill 1695, effective August 28, 2010, increased the [criminal] penalties for DUI / DWI. But, that does not mean that drunk drivers will automatically be required to pay accident victims for their personal injuries and losses.

In order to obtain compensation for injuries suffered in an accident with an at-fault drunk driver, civil action must be pursued. If you have been injured in a Kansas City drunk driver accident, you may have a claim for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages*

If you lost a loved one in a drunk driver accident, the Missouri wrongful death statute RSMo 537.090 outlines the remedies that may be sought in a Missouri wrongful death case. The spouse or next of kin may have a claim for the following:

  • Medical expenses from the time of the accident to the time of death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of comfort, guidance and care
  • Punitive damages*

Chionuma Law Firm, LLC drunk driver accident attorneys are skilled, aggressive litigators. We will pursue every avenue of recovery in your hit by a drunk driver case, including dram shop liability. Call (816) 421-5544 or 800-923-8216 (toll free) for a free case review. We offer the personal attention of a small law firm with the expertise and experience of a large firm.

*Punitive damages may be awarded in drunk driving cases. Punitive damages are intended to punish the offender for disregarding the rights and safety of others.

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